Global Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Threat Potential Prioritization Model
- *Corresponding Author:
- Barry Ezell, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Analyst
Innovative Decisions Inc
1945 Old Gallows Rd
Vienna, VA 22182, USA
Received Date: September 10, 2013; Accepted Date: November 25, 2013; Published Date: November 28, 2013
Citation: Caskey S, Ezell B, Dillon-Merrill R (2013) Global Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Threat Potential Prioritization Model. J Bioterr Biodef 4:125 doi: 10.4172/2157-2526.1000125
Copyright: © 2013 Caskey S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Global Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Threat Potential model is designed to provide a systematic and defensible technical prioritization of countries based the relative threat potential of each country. Threat potential is defined as the potential for a non-state actor (or terrorist organization) to exploit resources from within the country that support the development of a weapon of mass destruction or effect. This is accomplished by assessing the potential for successful acquisition of materials, expertise, and equipment, which are needed in the building of a weapon; and, the presence of a terrorist organization or organizations in the country aiming to develop such a weapon.